To our Idaho family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/ID
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/ID
Congressional Elections: Two seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and one seat for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Notable races include:
State Legislature Elections: 70 seats for the Idaho House of Representatives and 35 seats for the Idaho Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Statewide Elections: Offices for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Controller, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Treasurer are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
Legislative Authority to Call a Special Session Amendment: The amendment would amend the Idaho Constitution to authorize the president pro tempore of the state Senate and the speaker of the state House to convene a special session of the Idaho State Legislature upon receiving a joint written request from 60% of the members of each chamber. The session must commence no later than 15 days after the request is received. The legislature would be allowed to consider only those topics specified in the joint written request during the special session. The amendment would also add to the constitution a requirement that the state legislature meets in organizational sessions commencing on the first Thursday of December after the general election unless a different day shall have been appointed by law.
Idaho Income Tax Increases for Education Funding Initiative: The initiative would amend state statute to increase the tax on income above $250,000 for individuals, trusts, and estates and above $500,000 for couples filing jointly to $16,097 plus 10.925%. The tax bracket would not be adjusted for inflation until 2025. The initiative would also increase the corporate income tax from 6% to 8%. The new tax brackets and tax rates would take effect on January 1, 2023. The initiative would also establish the Quality Education Fund. Revenues from the increased taxes would be deposited into the fund. The initiative requires that the funds be distributed to public school districts and charter schools according to their share of the state's average daily attendance during the previous school year.
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team